Penn Vet New Bolton Center

Penn Vet New Bolton Center New Bolton Center is the large-animal hospital and campus of the Veterinary School of the University

New Bolton Center is the large-animal hospital and campus of the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania, located on nearly 700 acres in Kennett Square, PA. New Bolton Center opened at this location in 1952, and now includes more than 70 buildings for teaching, research and clinical services. New Bolton Center hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visits a year. Our Field Service tr

eats 37,000 patients a year on local farms. New Bolton Center hospital has played a pivotal role in the development of many specialties that define large-animal medicine today. Our services include anesthesia, cardiology, diagnostic laboratories, emergency/critical care, equine performance evaluation, farrier services, imaging, internal medicine, ophthalmology, reproduction and surgery. The New Bolton Center campus also includes the Marshak Dairy, which has a herd of 200 milking cows, and the Swine Teaching and Research Center, known for its innovative housing model for sows. Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Open wiide! 🦷🪥  This summer, we were delighted to welcome a group of rising seniors from Walter B. Saul High School, the...
08/10/2023

Open wiide! 🦷🪥

This summer, we were delighted to welcome a group of rising seniors from Walter B. Saul High School, the largest agricultural high school in the US, to Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

With five days packed with hands-on learning, the students explored opportunities in agriculture and large animal veterinary medicine through clinical shadowing, tours, and interactive workshops – including tooth-floating and shoe-foraging demonstrations. 🐎

What if we told you cows could be silent climate heroes?  🐄🌱   In a new study, researchers at Penn Vet and Penn State Un...
08/08/2023

What if we told you cows could be silent climate heroes? 🐄🌱

In a new study, researchers at Penn Vet and Penn State University teamed up to uncover key differences within bovine microbiomes that make some cows more methane-minimal. The findings hold promise to reducing methane emissions within herds while simultaneously boosting animal health and on-farm productivity.

“We found that differences in methane emissions were accompanied by differences in microbial populations as well as their fermentation pathways,” says Dipti Pitta, a senior author of the study and a member of Penn Vet’s Center for Stewardship Agriculture and Food Security. 🦠

🔗 Read more in Penn Today: https://bit.ly/45m0rcT

[August 2, 2023; Philadelphia, PA] Reducing methane emissions from livestock would benefit farmers and the environment. In a first step towards breeding low-methane-emitting cows, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have ide...

🐔👩‍⚕️ Dana Bubka, V’25, is on a mission to protect Pennsylvania’s poultry, one flock at a time.   Thanks to her externsh...
08/04/2023

🐔👩‍⚕️ Dana Bubka, V’25, is on a mission to protect Pennsylvania’s poultry, one flock at a time.

Thanks to her externship within Penn State’s branch of the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS), she's getting hands-on experience and working side by side with poultry veterinarians at every step in the diagnostic process. 🏥🐣

It's more than birds - it's a passion! Having entered veterinary school with the dream of becoming a poultry veterinarian, Dana has found walking in their shoes both affirming and rewarding.

“By ensuring the health of these birds, I feel like I’m not only caring for the flock but also the farmers who depend on them.”

Penn State Animal Diagnostic Lab

🎉 Join us in giving a warm, enthusiastic welcome to Dr. Alicia Long! A former resident and fellow, we're thrilled to hav...
08/03/2023

🎉 Join us in giving a warm, enthusiastic welcome to Dr. Alicia Long! A former resident and fellow, we're thrilled to have her join our faculty as Assistant Professor of Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center! 🐎🏥

Teaching, research, and passion: Dr. Long can't wait to dive into her new role, spending quality time teaching veterinary students and guiding them on their pre-clinical journey

“As a faculty member, I look forward to spending more time teaching pre-clinical year veterinary students,” says Dr. Long. “I’m also incredibly excited for the opportunity to focus on my research determining how the equine intestinal microbiome relates to colic and other diseases.”

💡Keep Scrolling to read our Q&A with Dr. Long!


🏥 What drew you to Emergency and Critical Care?

Throughout my time as a veterinarian, I've always had an affinity for emergent and critical cases. I have been lucky to have mentors who supported and encouraged me, especially Dr. Johnston, Southwood, and Aitken, on New Bolton Center's emergency and Critical Care service.


🩺 What's the best part of your job?

The relationships I build with my clients are the absolute best parts of my job. I feel honored to have my client's trust to care for their animals during a stressful and emotional time. I remain in touch with many owners, trainers, and managers after the animals leave the hospital, and I cherish those connections.


📖 How do you destress after work?

I usually run, ride a Peleton bike, or read a book unrelated to veterinary medicine.

As sweet as the name may sound, kissing spines are one of the most common causes of back pain in horses – especially in ...
07/25/2023

As sweet as the name may sound, kissing spines are one of the most common causes of back pain in horses – especially in certain sport horse breeds, like Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods.

Get an expert’s latest insights into identifying, diagnosing, and rehabilitating this tricky, wide-ranging condition by tuning in to Associate Professor of Large Animal Surgery Dr. Jose García-López’s conversation with EquiManagement on the Disease Du Jour podcast.

👉 Listen here: https://bit.ly/3rGkHHY

Catch Dr. Emily Rule - a member of  's equine field service team - in action! 🩺CBS Philadelphia captured her performing ...
07/21/2023

Catch Dr. Emily Rule - a member of 's equine field service team - in action! 🩺

CBS Philadelphia captured her performing a mobile x-ray while reporting on a rehabilitation farm in the local equine community.

A farm in Chester County offers a new life for former racehorses. Many animals even find a new career helping humans.

Say 👋 to the new ‘kids’ on the block!‘  New Bolton Center’s Hospital is proud to welcome a new group of House Officers. ...
07/17/2023

Say 👋 to the new ‘kids’ on the block!‘

New Bolton Center’s Hospital is proud to welcome a new group of House Officers. This group is entering the next phase of their professional development and one of the most challenging yet satisfying times in their veterinary careers.

Join us in welcoming them to the Penn Vet and New Bolton Center community!

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Acutt, assistant professor of Clinical Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, to Pen...
07/11/2023

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Acutt, assistant professor of Clinical Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging, to Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center!

“Having visited New Bolton Center during my residency, I knew I would be joining an incredibly dedicated, knowledgeable team of veterinarians,” says Dr. Acutt. “I am so excited to collaborate with such an amazing group of specialists to best serve our large animal patients.”

Keep Scrolling to read our Q&A with Dr. Acutt!⬇️

🩺 What drew you to this specialty?

"I have always loved sports horses, and I was drawn to diagnostic imaging once I understood its integral role in investigating performance issues in equine athletes. My mentors, Dr. Myra Barrett and Dr. Kurt Selberg, saw this passion and gave me the opportunity to become the first veterinarian to undertake an equine-specific radiology residency."

🐴 Do you have an especially memorable patient?

"The other day, my former colleague contacted me with an update on a patient of ours – a mare that had fractured one of the bones in her hock. Luckily, we determined on x-rays that she could recover without surgery. My colleague let me know that she is doing well and just had a healthy foal this spring!"

🌟 What’s the best part of your job?

"Providing worried owners with a reason for their horse’s symptoms, empowering them to work with their vet to devise a treatment plan, and seeing that partnership go on to achieve their athletic goals is tremendously rewarding."



As booming Fourth of July celebrations approach, it's important to remember that horses and farm animals can become easi...
07/03/2023

As booming Fourth of July celebrations approach, it's important to remember that horses and farm animals can become easily spooked by fireworks, putting them at risk of injury.

Here are some tips from the American Association of Equine Practitioners to help your herd feel calm and safe as fireworks light up the sky.

🚨If a large animal health emergency does arise, New Bolton Center’s Emergency Service is open 24/7. Call us at 610-444-5800 or visit 382 W Street Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

🚨Don’t forget about wildlife! Use caution on the journey home from holiday festivities. The shock of fireworks can cause wild animals to flee, ending up in unexpected areas or roadways.

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸

Learn more about Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Emergency Service: https://bit.ly/436UW0f

The time comes again when we must say goodbye to our incredible House Officers who have completed their advanced clinica...
06/30/2023

The time comes again when we must say goodbye to our incredible House Officers who have completed their advanced clinical training at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center.

This group has worked alongside our clinicians on the front lines of patient care while expanding their knowledge of specialized medicine. Thank you for your hard work, long nights, and tireless dedication.

We are certainly sad to see you go, but we’re so excited to see what is next for you! 🥳

What a sight to see! 👀🐴 Throughout May, Penn Vet New Bolton Center ophthalmologists conducted free eye exams for working...
06/15/2023

What a sight to see! 👀🐴

Throughout May, Penn Vet New Bolton Center ophthalmologists conducted free eye exams for working horses as part of the annual ACVO National Service Animal Eye Exam Event.

Say hi to some of our participating patients!

👉 Learn more about our ophthalmology services:https://bit.ly/3MXyRvi

Dean Andrew Hoffman and Department Chair Katrin Hinrichs were excited to tell Drs. Klaus Hopster and Holly Stewart about...
06/14/2023

Dean Andrew Hoffman and Department Chair Katrin Hinrichs were excited to tell Drs. Klaus Hopster and Holly Stewart about their appointments to Endowed Professorships! 🎉

Dr. Hopster has been appointed the Marilyn M. Simpson Associate Professor of Large Animal Anesthesia, and Dr. Stewart has been appointed the Charles W. Raker Assistant Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery.

“Doctors Hopster and Stewart are the consummate blend of scientist, teacher, and mentor that our endowed professors embody,” said Dean Hoffman.

Congratulations, Drs. Hopster and Stewart! 🥳

Read more: https://bit.ly/3Cuu3Zu

06/13/2023
After years on the road as part of Penn Vet’s Equine Field Service Team, Dr. Liz Arbittier has taken on a new role as as...
06/13/2023

After years on the road as part of Penn Vet’s Equine Field Service Team, Dr. Liz Arbittier has taken on a new role as associate director of academic and community affairs at New Bolton Center.

Step inside her new office: https://bit.ly/3IUynoz

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For Dr. Liz Arbittier, associate director of academic and community affairs, combatting the shortage of equine veterinar...
06/07/2023

For Dr. Liz Arbittier, associate director of academic and community affairs, combatting the shortage of equine veterinarians in the industry is a passionate affair.

In a recent conversation with The Chronicle Of The Horse, Arbittier talks shop about countering career stereotypes, embracing creativity, and Penn Vet’s efforts to set equine-focused vet students up for success

Read more: https://bit.ly/43MLGiM

Public officials in Pennsylvania and across the northeast have issued air quality warnings as a result of the Canada wil...
06/07/2023

Public officials in Pennsylvania and across the northeast have issued air quality warnings as a result of the Canada wildfires, but what does that mean for our horses and large animals?

Here are some tips from Penn Vet New Bolton Center internal medicine experts to keep your four-legged friends healthy as we weather the smoky skies.

🐎Avoid or limit riding and exercise.

💧Clean water buckets frequently.

🧽Minimize additional exposure to dust particles by wetting hay before feeding and only cleaning stalls during turnout.

🩺Call your veterinarian immediately if you notice signs of respiratory disease, such as a cough, nasal discharge, and/or difficulty breathing.

Rain, shine, or hazy skylines, we are open around the clock for your large animal health needs. Experiencing an emergency? Call us at 610-444-5800.

For the most up-to-date air quality readings in our area, visit dep.pa.gov

In Philadelphia this summer?Join us during ACVIM on June 15 at Victory Brewing Co. for a night of refreshments, connecti...
06/02/2023

In Philadelphia this summer?

Join us during ACVIM on June 15 at Victory Brewing Co. for a night of refreshments, connections, and stunning skyline views! All alumni, faculty, residents, students, house officer alumni, and Penn Vet colleagues are welcome.

Don’t miss out! Register today: https://bit.ly/42dOfch

Photos: Penn Vet’s reception during AVMA last summer.

Alumni Reception at ACVIM (?) Description The ACVIM Forum is coming to Philadelphia this summer! Mark your calendar for a Penn Vet alumni reception in the city while everyone's in town! Gather and catch up with classmates and colleagues, hear the latest school updates, enjoy complimentary hors d’o...

In collaboration with Merck Animal Health, Penn Vet recently hosted Swine University, a two-week educational program for...
06/02/2023

In collaboration with Merck Animal Health, Penn Vet recently hosted Swine University, a two-week educational program for new swine veterinarians.

This year, 14 scholars from 9 countries visited New Bolton Center to explore emerging technologies while gaining critical knowledge of swine health and welfare from leading experts at Penn Vet.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3MJSPJJ

Have you heard the ‘moos’? 🐄🍊NBC10 visited New Bolton Center to speak with researchers from the Center for Stewardship A...
05/31/2023

Have you heard the ‘moos’? 🐄🍊

NBC10 visited New Bolton Center to speak with researchers from the Center for Stewardship Agriculture and Food Security (CSAFS) about their innovative pilot program minimizing food waste by feeding upcycled citrus to dairy cows.

Watch the full story: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/critter-corner/citrus-for-cows-upcycling-is-helping-dairy-cows-produce-more-milk/3575597/

NBC10’s Rosemary Connors finds out how Penn Vet is seeing results from a pilot program where they are feeding oranges to dairy cows.

It’s tick season! Penn Vet’s Dr. Katie Krebs spoke to 6 ABC Action News about preventative measures for you and your pet...
05/30/2023

It’s tick season! Penn Vet’s Dr. Katie Krebs spoke to 6 ABC Action News about preventative measures for you and your pets.

05/26/2023

The standing equine Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner has revolutionized large animal veterinary medicine.

With collaborators at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and LongMILE Veterinary PET Imaging, leading Penn Vet experts have worked diligently to pioneer this new frontier in equine medicine while bringing the most cutting-edge advancements in diagnostic imaging directly to New Bolton Center patients.

Last week, we welcomed nearly 70 veterinarians from across the globe to share the latest developments in this dynamic technology during the inaugural Equine PET Symposium at New Bolton Center.

Learn more about the PET Scan at New Bolton Center: https://bit.ly/43tmbms

We had an incredible time at last Saturday’s Willowdale Steeplechase! Thank you, Willowdale Steeplechase, for your conti...
05/19/2023

We had an incredible time at last Saturday’s Willowdale Steeplechase!

Thank you, Willowdale Steeplechase, for your continued support of Penn Vet New Bolton Center and the Stroud Water Research Center.

Swipe quickly, and you might miss it! The Ruffed Grouse, Pennsylvania’s state bird, is a master of disguise, blending pe...
05/18/2023

Swipe quickly, and you might miss it! The Ruffed Grouse, Pennsylvania’s state bird, is a master of disguise, blending perfectly into its environment.

Brock Geary, a postdoctoral researcher with Penn Vet’s Wildlife Futures Program (WFP), is investigating the best way to track Ruffed Grouse population trends in the eastern U.S. using crowdsourced data from citizen science programs.

With this research, wildlife experts can make informed decisions to support the Ruffed Grouse population.

Learn more about the WFP: https://bit.ly/3xxuYG0

05/11/2023

Positron Emission Tomography – better known as a PET Scan – is a state-of-the-art imaging technique that can uncover microscopic warning signs of injury in equines.

Since installing the LongMILE scanner on Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center campus in 2020, leading diagnostic imaging experts from Penn Vet and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have collaborated to advance the understanding and application of this powerful technology across all spectrums of equine medicine.

The first of its kind, the scanner enables the safe imaging of equine limbs in a standing, lightly sedated horse in just 3-5 minutes – no anesthesia required.

Learn more about this next-generation technology at https://bit.ly/44OGBb0

There are three common ways veterinarians diagnose equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), but which is the most accur...
05/11/2023

There are three common ways veterinarians diagnose equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), but which is the most accurate and cost-effective?

Dr. Sarah Colmer, a neurology fellow at New Bolton Center, and Dr. Amy Johnson, an equine neurologist, conducted a retrospective study and found that what might seem like the cheapest option could cost you more in the long run.

👉 Read more: https://bit.ly/41kHjd5

Performing a serum:cerebrospinal fluid titer ratio to confirm/rule out EPM in horses substantially decreased cost for the owner.

Do you have a service or therapy horse? We are delighted to offer free eye screening exams to qualifying equines through...
05/09/2023

Do you have a service or therapy horse?

We are delighted to offer free eye screening exams to qualifying equines throughout May as a part of the ACVO National Service Animal Eye Exam Event sponsored by Epicure Pharma.

To book an appointment, call New Bolton Center’s Ophthalmology department at 610-925-6111.

Modesty Burleson, V’07, is an equine reproduction specialist and Chief Operating Officer at Spy Coast Farm. Burleson has...
05/04/2023

Modesty Burleson, V’07, is an equine reproduction specialist and Chief Operating Officer at Spy Coast Farm.

Burleson has crafted a career path akin to a fairytale with hard work, dedicated mentors, and an open mind. Now, she is paying it forward by guiding college students, including soon-to-graduate Miranda Starr, V’23, who will be the first Penn Vet intern at Spy Coast Farm.

👉 Read more: https://bit.ly/3p4eeFj

What is a subchondral bone, and why is it critical to your horse's health?Find out Tuesday, May 9, 2023, during our next...
05/04/2023

What is a subchondral bone, and why is it critical to your horse's health?

Find out Tuesday, May 9, 2023, during our next – “What Lies Beneath: The Importance of Subchondral Bone for Joint Health.” Dr. Holly Stewart, researcher and large animal surgeon, will introduce the structure and underscore its significance for equine athletes.

This event is free and open to the public.

Register today: https://bit.ly/44rAGsb

And they're off!Yesterday, we gathered to say goodbye to our 4th-year veterinary students on clinical rotation at New Bo...
05/03/2023

And they're off!

Yesterday, we gathered to say goodbye to our 4th-year veterinary students on clinical rotation at New Bolton Center’s hospital. In about two weeks, V’23’s hard work will be celebrated as they walk across the stage and become veterinary doctors.

While we are sad to see them go, we know they are off to bright futures!

For more information on Commencement, visit: https://bit.ly/3HB2Irh

05/03/2023

Last chance! Alumni + Reunion Weekend registration closes May 8th.

05/02/2023
04/28/2023
Penn’s Environmental Innovations Initiative (EII) announced a second round of research funding for Penn’s Regenerative A...
04/25/2023

Penn’s Environmental Innovations Initiative (EII) announced a second round of research funding for Penn’s Regenerative Ag Alliance, co-led by Penn Vet’s Thomas Parsons and the Kleinman Center’s Mark Alan Hughes. Previous funding for the Alliance coincided with the creation of Penn Vet’s Center for Stewardship Agriculture and Food Security, which is building connections across campus to identify agricultural solutions to climate change.

The EII is also supporting a new initiative that will establish a Penn-wide One Health research community called One Health @ Penn, led by Penn Vet’s Jennifer Punt.

Read more: https://bit.ly/41EKSLZ

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

The Environmental Innovations Initiative announces a third round of funded research communities to catalyze interdisciplinary research at Penn, investigating issues from regenerative agriculture to project-based learning for global climate justice.

Once deemed waste, this fruit is upcycled to supplement dairy cow diets. 🍊🐄Before hitting grocery store shelves, fruit i...
04/21/2023

Once deemed waste, this fruit is upcycled to supplement dairy cow diets. 🍊🐄

Before hitting grocery store shelves, fruit is inspected and sorted. Low-quality, misshapen, or off-color produce is removed or culled.

Researchers at Penn Vet’s Center for Stewardship Agriculture and Food Security (CSAFS) found that adding culled citrus to dairy herd diets increased milk production while sparing farm resources and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions.

Now they are taking the new recipe to the next step by serving it up on a local PA dairy farm. Watch as culled fruit is added to the hay to make an upcycled, quality feed mixture.

Learn more about the CSAFS: https://bit.ly/3mRSYll

🎉 Congratulations to the Penn Vet student team for placing first in their division at this year's OSU Dairy Vet Challeng...
04/12/2023

🎉 Congratulations to the Penn Vet student team for placing first in their division at this year's OSU Dairy Vet Challenge!

During the challenge, teams of 3-4 veterinary students perform a hands-on evaluation of a local dairy farm and present opportunities for improvement to a panel of industry representatives. This event is hosted annually by the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge as a part of the Zoetis-Ohio State Food Animal Medicine Student Symposium.

This year V’26 students Georgia Giannaras, Kiera Zimmerman, and Allan Martinez were joined by Eve Neumann from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine & Veterinary Hospital.

Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS), and our New Bolton Center personnel, fo...
04/07/2023

Congratulations to the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS), and our New Bolton Center personnel, for receiving the 2023 PennAg Distinguished Service Award!

PADLS, a tripartite system with a lab at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center, was recognized for its diagnostic contributions to the Commonwealth’s agricultural sector. Over the last year, PADLS has worked hard to protect our food systems against the recent HPAI outbreak.

PennAg Industries Association

Spring has finally sprung! 🌸As the seasons change, be sure to have a plan to tackle your horse's springtime health needs...
04/03/2023

Spring has finally sprung! 🌸

As the seasons change, be sure to have a plan to tackle your horse's springtime health needs. Now is the time to remove allergens like dust with a good barn clean and schedule vaccines before bugs return.

For more tips from equine experts at New Bolton Center, visit: https://bit.ly/3Z6OaFJ

Here are some great tips on caring for your horse during this challenging season, developed by the equine experts at New Bolton Center's Equine Field Service.

Just in time for spring! 🌼Born at New Bolton Center earlier this month, these lambs are recovering blissfully after a hi...
03/23/2023

Just in time for spring! 🌼

Born at New Bolton Center earlier this month, these lambs are recovering blissfully after a high-risk birth. Welcome to the world!

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I am looking for studies on equine hoof boots - like in these images. Does anyone know about any research done? Where? By whom?
This is truly an amazing place the staff the doctors everyone there is amazing. We can’t thank you all enough for the wonderful care our horse Willie received. From the bottom of our hearts thank you. This facility gave my horse the only chance he had in life and we will Forever be grateful to each of you. If you ever need too notch care this is the place to go.
Tina, Joe and Willie.
Very pleased with the care and thorough diagnosis my horse received. The doctors and staff could not have been more attentive or more responsive. I wish I had sent him there sooner. PA proud.
Wanted to share an update with the staff at New Bolton center. This filly was admitted for 10 days at 5 weeks old with Botulism. Dr. Joy Tomlinson cared for her during that admission. She recently won her first race. Also many thanks to Dr. Levine and his surgical team for treating her as well. I know Dr. Tomlinson has moved away, hoping if someone keeps in touch with her, they can share this with her and give her another thank you for helping save this filly.
Hello. Was wondering what is happening with Boone? His blog is no longer available and no updates. I was reading a bunch of people were inquiring about him since so many watched as My Special Girl delivered Boone. Can you give us an update with current pics of him please. Would love to see him now.
Any apartments available to rent near new bolton for one semester.
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my horse Leroy's surgery at NBC to combat Guttural Pouch Mycosis. Despite complications (tracheotomy and subsequent infection of that site), Leroy pulled through and is now a perfectly healthy 22 year old gelding living the life on the California coast. Thank you to Dr. Orsini and the techs, students, and staff at New Bolton Center for saving his life!
One year ago today my girl, Allie Kat, was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. It was a serious punch in my gut but I was determined that if she was going to fight it, I was going to do anything in my power to help her. She fought like a girl 💪 and after many months of rehab and special care, she came back. Qualifying for the Select World and the Open World, completing her superior in Amatuer HUS and only 1 point away from her Open Superior with Rhonda, and just for fun...got her ROM in Performance Mares. In 2 weeks, we will be making the trek to Oklahoma to compete at the AQHA World Show.

I will never be able to give enough thanks to Rhonda Replogle, Rebecca Luther, my Mom (not on FB) Dr Moira Nusbaum of PenMar Equine, Dr Amy Johnson and Dr Michelle Linton of New Bolton Center for their time, expertise and most of all, putting up with me, an obsessed, controlling horse-mom. I appreciate even more, every ride I get on Allie and we would not be at this point without every one of them.
*screaming with excitement*
Hi – I have a 2005 16.1 hh Hanoverian x TB gelding to donate. Briefly, “Jos” was stolen from his stall at the boarding barn in October 2014. The thief had tied him up and left him alone for the night; he broke the rope and returned home; my vet examined him and found he had rope burns and was lame (right stifle). With guidance from my vet, we did surgery (the lateral meniscus on his right stifle was displaced when he broke the rope to get free, making the joint unstable) and rehab, but to no avail. Yes, the thief was caught and yes, he was prosecuted and found guilty; and yes, I took him to court and recovered what I could, but my horse couldn’t be made whole at that point.

So Jos has healed all that he can and he is now just being a horse out in the pasture. He takes good care of himself, he runs with his pasture mates, and he is sound on his own.  If we had our own place, we would just keep him and let him live out his life as a companion horse, but this isn’t possible for us. He would like a real job and I’m sure he would be a lovely teacher to vet students learning how to work with equines.

We live in Virginia and I have listed Jos as a donation prospect with Virginia Tech. But my trainer suggested I also contact UPenn New Bolton (a former student donated a horse to the center) and also Cornell. Would you please let me know who I could contact to list Jos as a donation prospect for teaching or research at the New Bolton Center. Thanks very much for your help! Regards, Marianne Bobskill
We are so fortunate to have you in our community. You have helped so many of us!!! Please come to our EQUINE FLING at the Old Stone Cicer Barn May 17, Thursday after work for an awesome evening of premium local cider, drinks light fare, music, and shopping with our local horsemen !
My eternal gratitude goes to Drs. Michelle Linton and her team for safely bringing Scarlett Zydeco into the world April 21 and to Dr. Nicole Scherrer and her team for their superb care for mama Dancer’s eye pre-foaling and surgery post-foaling. Scarlett had a rough start but with excellent care she is feisty and doing great! We will never forget the wonderful care they received!